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Community resilience work placements available with Great Yarmouth Borough Council


Great Yarmouth Borough Council is offering exciting work placement opportunities, exclusively to DEV students, to gain hands-on experience in community GYBCdevelopment during summer 2014.

The scheme, now successfully in its fourth year, offers students an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate a wide range of skills and experiences, in a hands-on environment, which will be relevant to a wide range of career paths.  Great Yarmouth is home to some of the most deprived communities within England who face challenges that mirror some of the challenges facing urban communities elsewhere, including poverty, conflict, barriers to accessing services or entitlements such as health, education and housing, and vulnerability to disasters due to climate change and associated sea-level rise.

The team at Great Yarmouth Borough Council are responsible for tackling these issues, providing placement students a development opportunity, on their doorstep, which could be applicable to challenges across the globe. With several years’ experience helping UEA students develop, the team also tailor opportunities, where possible, to student interest.

Competition for places is typically strong, so students are advised to consider the opportunity early.

To help students prepare, Jan Davis and Holly Notcutt from GYBC are holding a briefing session from 12-1pm  on Tuesday 25th February in JSC 2.02.  This will also include feedback from a previous participant on last year’s scheme, to give you some insights into the sorts of work that he did, and the skills and experience he has gained.


Key details:

·         Places will be made available for a maximum of 4 DEV students either 2nd – 4th years, or masters

·         Placements will be for a minimum  3 months (may be longer) from 9th June 2014

·         Placeholders will need to commit 2-3 days per week 

·         Reasonable travel and lunch allowances will be covered

·         A bursary of up to £400 will be available from UEA to support costs

·         Applications will be required by 7th April with interviews scheduled for 9th May in Great Yarmouth


For more details please contact, and please do attend the briefing session on Tuesday 25th Feb, 12-1pm, Julian Study Centre Room 2.02

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